I wish that my rejection letters turn out to be April Fools’ jokes, but that isn’t likely. I didn’t get through in the colleges I wanted, and in some of the lower tier ones where I did have a chance they’re unviable for me because of the amount of financial aid they’re giving. Recession in the US certainly seems to have hit their financial aid funds hard forcing them to choose students who need lesser aid. I don’t see my application per se lacking much with perfect scores in SAT Subject Tests, near perfect in TOEFL, decent marks in Reasoning, and an extensive extra-curricular record.
Applying to universities in UK wasn’t something which I was pursuing actively – until now. That’s next on the cards – dispatching my applications through UCAS (although there’s still a lot of time). I’m optimistic about NTU too since I’ve opted for non-subsidised tuition fee this time.
I’m also giving a few Indian entrance exams, so projects such as Gyaan.in will be on hold for the next few months (or at least until something concrete works out). I remain committed to the Gyaan.in project but I also have to prioritise certain things right now. Expect lesser blog posts and tweets.